Category Archives: Lessons

Control vs. Going With the Flow

by Michael Maciel You either control your own destiny or you let others control it for you. Does the word “control” bother you? Sounds like hubris, doesn’t it, as if we have any say over what the universe does or … Continue reading

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What Is Truth?

by Michael Maciel If we blanketly assume that our favorite beliefs are true, then we’re no better than the average fundamentalist. And being convinced that we have the corner on the market in the reality department renders us completely incapable … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditations—Week 1

    Thursday: FOR THE EARTH IS NOW IN THE ASHES OF RUIN, THE SINS COMMITTED SINCE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS ON EARTH IN A HUMAN BODY. THE RENAISSANCE OF WAR AND PESTILENCE AND UNBELIEF. O FATHER, WE LOOK … Continue reading

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Daily Meditations for a Mystical Lent

Lent is the time of the Solar Year that leads up to the Spring Equinox, when the spiritual body of the Earth begins to slough off the accumulated negativity of the previous year in preparation for the influx of the … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Self-Restrained

by Michael Maciel The trick to living in society is to be predictable. It helps when people can look at you and be able to tell instantly if they can trust you, at least to a minimal degree. By conforming, … Continue reading

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In God We Trust

by Michael Maciel When it comes to cultural icons, the story of George Washington never telling a lie is a perfect example of how symbolic narratives can be used to shape the moral strivings of a nation such as ours. … Continue reading

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Dear Jeff Ludwig…

Hi, Jeff, In a recent Facebook comment, you said, “…we tend to have an inflated view of our opinions, as though they were the Truth.” It was in response to a meme that I posted: “Opinions enslave us, truths set … Continue reading

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Are We Spiritual or Physical—notes on the Incarnation

by Michael Maciel The New Age Movement has been criticized (justifiably, in my opinion) of being unable to think critically. Too much is believed simply because people want to believe it, not because it’s true. The Holy Order of MANS … Continue reading

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Notes on the Book of Revelation

by Michael Maciel The Letter to the Church of Ephesus has to do with the life-giving function of the desire nature. We have to look to the real reason we are doing what we are doing—what is motivating us? Earth is … Continue reading

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Oneness in Gender and Politics

by Michael Maciel The best analogy for “Oneness,” I believe, is our apparently “dualistic” visual apparatus (our eyes) and the way they work together to give depth to our perception. One eye is not enough. It takes two, not one, … Continue reading

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